Although he struggled with control and home plate umpire Mark Wegner's strike zone early, former Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey turned back the clock and held the Mets to only three hits over 7 and 1/3 innings, while striking out seven. He walked five batters in the first three innings, but none thereafter. He was touched up for a long ball by Lucas Duda on his last pitch, and did give up a number of well-hit balls early, but was able to levitate above any trouble he faced.
Mets' starter Bartolo Colon was not so blessed. He was charged with 7 runs (6 earned) in 4 and 1/3 innings, but was let down by misplays by Dilson Herrerra and Wilmer Flores which led to 6 of the 7 runs. A Chris Colabello home run accounted for the other run.
The biggest bright spot for the Amazins was a dominating two innings of relief turned in by Logan Verrett, who just joined the team today after being called up from Las Vegas. He mowed through the best offense in baseball, striking out four without allowing a baserunner.
The Mets are now 10-21 on the road this season, but still hold a tenuous grip on first place in the NL East as they head into Atlanta for a three game set with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey as the slated starters.
Full recap of the game can be read here.
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